But Why Isn’t It Possible, Mitt?

Mitt said this to the NAACP today:

“I believe that if you understood who I truly am in my heart, and if it were possible to fully communicate what I believe is in the real, enduring best interest of African-American families, you would vote for me for president.”

But why isn’t it possible for him to communicate what he believes?  Who’s stopping him?  Isn’t it his task as a presidential candidate to explain his beliefs and what’s in his heart?  Isn’t that what campaigns are for?  Aren’t we voters supposed to compare hearts and beliefs?

While Mitt received some polite applause during the speech, he also got boos and jeers when he said he would get rid of Obamacare and when he said this:  “If you want the president who will make things better in the African-American community, you’re looking at him.”  The crowd shouldn’t have booed, they should have laughed.

 

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7 comments on “But Why Isn’t It Possible, Mitt?

  1. That seems to be a fair question.

    I didn’t see his speech, but I don’t doubt that he cares about minorities and the poor. I think he honestly believes if taxes are lowered, regulations reduced, etc., the poor will be better off.

    Unfortunately for him, roughly half of the country does not believe what he believes, and his ultimate task will be convincing the small sliver of moderates that he’s the man for the job.

    • I think that since the meltdown, more than half the country doesn’t believe what he believes. Watching the LIBOR scandal unfold now, does anyone think we need less bank regulation?

      • To your question, I think the answer is “yes.” I literally have friends who say you shouldn’t punish everyone for a few bad apples.

        While I won’t say who I plan to vote for, I strongly favor strident regulation for banks.

        You still enjoying the book?

      • It’s not a question of punishment, it’s a question of keeping the system fair and functioning and avoiding another disaster. Regulation won’t hurt the honest people, it will send them the business they deserve.
        Still enjoying the book — I’m on Chap. 31.

      • I agree i regards to punishment. Reminds me why I dropped my NFIB membership. They were railing about increased inforcement of I9 paperwork and the hassle (and fines) it was causing businesses, and I was thinking, “Good. I deal with all this paperwork and play by the rules, hiring only legal work. Now, all these companies who have been skirting the rules are having to pay for it — and, oh, by the way, this has given them an unfair advantage against those who play by the rules..”

        If people don’t like the law, then the law needs to be changed. Don’t blame the people enforcing the law because suddenly it’s going to be taken serious.

      • I agree i regards to punishment. Reminds me why I dropped my NFIB membership. They were railing about increased inforcement of I9 paperwork and the hassle (and fines) it was causing businesses, and I was thinking, “Good. I deal with all this paperwork and play by the rules, hiring only legal work. Now, all these companies who have been skirting the rules are having to pay for it — and, oh, by the way, this has given them an unfair advantage against those who play by the rules..”

        If people don’t like the law, then the law needs to be changed. Don’t blame the people enforcing the law because suddenly it’s going to be taken serious.

        (And the irony of these people screaming about this law — and how they’re supposedly for a wall and against illegal immigration — never ceases to amaze me…)

  2. harris jordan says:

    First of all, he doesn’t have a heart and a trip to Oz wouldn’t get him one.
    Second of all. There is no second of all.

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